Marrying the man who saved my life

Warren Fyfe

Melissa Dohme, from Florida, was 20 years old when she was stabbed more than 30 times and left for dead by her ex-boyfriend. Against all the odds she survived, though she thought she would never have another relationship. But then, as she describes here, she found love in an unexpected place. Before the attack I [...]

Studying at the Bahai secret university

Warren Fyfe

Image caption Mona studied at the underground Bahai university 10 years after Shirin The largest non-Muslim minority in Iran, the Bahais, are persecuted in many ways – one being that they are forbidden from attending university. Some study in secret, but for those who want to do a postgraduate degree the only solution is to [...]

Is it OK to watch porn in public?

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright iStock It’s no secret that lots of people watch pornography on the internet. It’s usually something done behind closed doors – but how would you feel about someone watching porn in public? The BBC’s Siobhann Tighe describes a troubling experience on a London bus. It had been a long day at work. I [...]

Beijing: The city where you can’t escape smog

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images China’s capital is notorious for its chronic pollution. Even indoors it’s a struggle to find clean air, says John Sudworth. Having already taped most of my windows shut, I have now started on the air conditioning vents. The aim is simple – to close off every access point through which the [...]

‘I’m allergic to my husband’

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Scott Watkins Image caption Johanna and Scott Watkins pictured together before she became severely allergic to her husband Twenty-nine-year-old Johanna Watkins from Minnesota cannot kiss her husband Scott, or even spend time in the same room as him. She suffers from Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, a rare disorder of the immune system, which [...]

Conversations with a hacker: What Guccifer 2.0 told me

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright supershabashnyi Image caption US intelligence agencies dispute that Guccifer 2.0 is just one individual Who or what is Guccifer 2.0? US intelligence agencies believe the mysterious hacker persona was central to efforts to interfere with last year’s American election and responsible for distributing hacked documents that embarrassed the Democratic Party. But now Guccifer [...]

Work permits for Syrian refugees

Warren Fyfe

11 January 2017 Last updated at 10:31 GMT Most refugees do not have the right to work. In Jordan they’re running an experiment to find out what happens when Syrian refugees are given that right. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-38574483

Falling in love in wartime Iraq

Warren Fyfe

US Army interpreter Nayyef Hrebid and Iraqi soldier Btoo Allami fell in love at the height of the Iraq War. It was the start of a dangerous 12-year struggle to live together as a couple. In 2003, Nayyef Hrebid found himself in the midst of the Iraq war. The fine art graduate had signed up [...]